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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 open·ing /ˈopnɪŋ, ˈopə-/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 打開; 斷路; 開口; 口徑; 孔; 通道

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·pen v. t. [imp. & p. p. Opened p. pr. & vb. n. Opening.]
 1. To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose; to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering from; as, to open a door; to open a box; to open a room; to open a letter.
 And all the windows of my heart
 I open to the day.   --Whittier.
 2. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.
 3. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
    The king opened himself to some of his council, that he was sorry for the earl's death.   --Bacon.
    Unto thee have I opened my cause.   --Jer. xx. 12.
    While he opened to us the Scriptures.   --Luke xxiv. 32.
 4. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.
    The English did adventure far for to open the North parts of America.   --Abp. Abbot.
 5. To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a meeting.
 6. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.
 To open one's mouth, to speak.
 To open up, to lay open; to discover; to disclose.
    Poetry that had opened up so many delightful views into the character and condition of our =\“bold peasantry, their country's pride.”\=   --Prof. Wilson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·pen·ing, n.
 1. The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.
    The opening of your glory was like that of light.   --Dryden.
 2. A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
    We saw him at the opening of his tent.   --Shak.
 3. Hence: An opportunity; as, an opening for business. [Colloq.]
 5. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; a clearing; as, oak openings. [U.S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of
            Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene" [ant: closing]
      n 1: an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a
           small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a
           gap in the wall" [syn: gap]
      2: a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
      3: becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms
         was the sign I was waiting for"
      4: the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the
         opening received good critical reviews" [syn: opening
         night, curtain raising]
      5: the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his
         cautious opening of the door" [ant: shutting]
      6: opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there
         is an opening in the sales department"
      7: the initial part of the introduction; "the opening
         established the basic theme"
      8: a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
         [syn: possibility, possible action]
      9: an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the
         orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the
         heart" [syn: orifice, porta]
      10: a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left
          a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
      11: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway
          between decks of a ship [syn: hatchway, scuttle]
      12: the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the
          important chess openings" [syn: first step, initiative,
           opening move]